Established in 1534, the Cambridge Press has remained a beacon of quality for the effective teaching and learning of the English language. Its materials are used all around the world to teach and learn the language, as well as to prepare for exams which test individuals for their proficiency in the use of the language. In partnership with Cambridge English Language Assessment, it administers and scores these exams used by several academic institutions, government agencies and employers as a basis for recruitment, selection, and admissions.
The Official Cambridge Guide to IELTS Student’s Book comes with many features which will definitely help any test taker score impressively in the IELTS. Let’s see what it offers.
It provides exercises in both the academic module, as well as the general training to build your skill in both sections.
It examines real candidate exams and points out mistakes from them. This will help you not to make your own mistake on test day. There are 8 official practice tests in this book and these tests also come with test-taking strategies and tips to help boost your chances of scoring high. The DVD ROM comes with videos of the speaking test, listening material, and tests. And they can also be downloaded via an accompanying app either from iTunes or the Google Playstore.
##Bottom-line: This is a really great book, however, it doesn’t teach you the basics. It however, gives you an overview about the entire exam, how it works, what to expect from different sections, and what the big idea behind every section is. Questions appear realistic too.
##Suggested combo: The Official Cambridge Guide to IELTS Student’s Book + IELTS General Training and Academic Study Guide